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Canon X Mark I Mouse Lite with Built-in Numeric Keyboard: Too Many Buttons or Just Enough?

by Range
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While OS X Lion updates all of the multi-touch gestures available for Mac computers, but (at least for now) people who have PCs still need  buttons on their mice. This mouse, called the X Mark I Lite, was recently released by Canon and comes with an integrated 10-digit calculator or numeric keypad (whichever you prefer)!

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While this might seem an odd peripheral for some people, especially those that have both a plain old calculator and a mouse on their desks, the mouse can double as a numeric keypad. Most of today’s new, minimal keyboards eschew the numeric keypad, so this is really handy for bringing that back.

This mouse has Bluetooth connectivity and is made out of recycled materials from Canon copiers.

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If you don’t like the layout of these buttons, you could always just ask Google or Wolfram Alpha to do your calculations for you (which is what I do).

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Comments (2):

  1. NN says:

    Imagine the grime on the ridges of the white calculator keys after a while? :X

    I like the idea, though, and might pick up the black one.

  2. jectos says:

    I bought this because I need a numeric keypad for my laptop. It enables you to switch between calculator and keypad modes. It also has a send key to insert the number into the computer. I thought it would be great for me as I do a lot of CAD work on my laptop. ONE PROBLEM, Canon’s tech support confirmed it does not work with your laptop’s internal bluetooth. It requires an external dongle that, of course, does not come with the mouse. MAJOR SCREWUP by Canon! Why should I have to spend more money on top of the $60 for the mouse to have something hanging out of my laptop when I already have internal bluetooth? Someone was not thinking. I returned it and got my money back.

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